Brooklyn is bracing for major trafficThursday as fans travel to the Barclay's Center for the first of two sold-out Barbra Streisand concerts.
A traffic alert has been issued by expert Gridlock Sam for Downtown Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue from Tillary Street to Grand Army Plaza, and along Atlantic Avenue from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Bedford Avenue.
Both the MTA and the LIRR have added additional trains to accommodate the crowd after the show, which they also did after Jay-Z's stretch of concerts at the arena last week.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Streisand was born and raised in Brooklyn but has never performed publicly there -- until now.
She added an additional Oct. 13 show after her Oct. 11 show sold-out in May.